Surgical technologists serve as an intergral part of the team of medical professionals who provide surgical care to patients. Working under the supervision of a surgeon and as part of the operating team, surgical technologists ensure an operating room and instruments are safe, sterile, and ready to use. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of aseptic technique, along with knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and the tools and technologies used by surgeons to conduct operations to diagnose or treat medical conditions.
Special Online Requirements:
Students complete the didactic portion via their computer with the final exams being proctored at a pre-approved site in their area or at SCCC campus. Surgical technology students are required to travel to the SCCC Campus to complete the lab portion. Lab days are Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. All final exams within the Surgical Technology Online Program will be proctored at SCCC Surgical Technology Building with a Surgical Technology Instructor. Students are required to travel to clinical affiliate sties during spring and summer semester.
Applications for the program are accepted each year beginning December 1. Interviews will be conducted after completion of the application process. Applications are accepted until positions are filled.
At the SCCC Surgical Technology Building, students have access to a surgical technology skills laboratory to develop the necessary competencies needed to provide patient care. Our building has its own computer lab for students to use including internet access also.
The SCCC Surgical Technology Program is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763